09 December 2023

The Demons in the Details, or Why Are All Those Demons in the Talmud?

The Babylonian Talmud is filled with stories about demons and with laws that regulate how humans and demons should interact. But what are all those demons even doing in the Talmud? In this talk we'll examine how demons are constructed in the Talmud and explore medieval and modern resistances to the presence of demons in […]


Movie-Made Jews

This talk will focus on the American Jewish cinematic tradition that is much more diverse and pluralistic than most people realize. In this rich tradition of fiction films and documentaries, folks who consider themselves just Jews reside alongside those who are traditionally—or sometimes untraditionally--observant. This tradition not only represents Jews onscreen but also makes them […]